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Police: Cowboys DT Ratliff Had Blood-Alcohol Twice The Legal Limit

GRAPEVINE (January 28, 2013)--Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident, police said Monday.

Grapevine police said Ratliff's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.16 percent.

Texas' drunken-driving standard is 0.08 percent.

Ratliff was arrested last week after a late-night accident in Grapevine, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas.

Ratliff's pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck.

He later failed a field sobriety test, police said.

Ratliff refused a breath test, but police obtained a warrant for a blood sample.

His arrest came weeks after fellow Cowboy Josh Brent was indicted on an intoxicated manslaughter count in the Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.


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